Joseph Plan Foundation

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Joseph Plan Foundation

The Joseph Plan Foundation was created in 1993 by Tara Singh, one of the more popular teachers of A Course in Miracles, a work channeled in the 1960s by Dr. Helen Schucman, a psychiatrist living in New York City. Published in the mid-1970s, A Course in Miracles became possibly the single most popular channeled work issued during the period of the New Age Movement. During the 1980s, a number of teachers emerged as commentators on the course.

Raised in India, Tara Singh became a practitioner of yoga and a monk. During the 1970s he spent five years in a silent retreat in Carmel, California. Soon after he ended the retreat, he discovered A Course in Miracles and in 1979 met Schucman. They had a number of visits in the two years prior to her death in 1981. Singh began to offer workshops on A Course in Miracles and to create a perspective drawing upon his appropriation of both Hinduism and the Western idealistic philosophical tradition represented by such thinkers as Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Course in Miracles has been seen as a contemporary restatement of the New Thought metaphysical tradition, and Emerson as providing the tradition its philosophical basis.

For many years Singh offered his workshops and lectures under the aegis of the Foundation for Life Action, which has been superseded by the Joseph Plan Foundation. Singh has also authored a number of popular books, including Awakening a Child from Within (1991), A Gift for All Mankind (1993), and Exploring A Course in Miracles (1996). Most of Singh's materials, including a number of audiocasettes, have been published by his Life Action Press.

The Joseph Plan Foundation may be contacted at P.O. Box 481228, Los Angeles, CA 90048. It has a website at


Joseph Plan Foundation. May 17, 2000.

Singh, Tara. Awakening a Child from Within. Los Angeles: Life Action Press, 1991.

. Exploring A Course in Miracles. Los Angeles: Life Action Press, 1996.

. A Gift for All Mankind. Los Angeles: Life Action Press, 1993.